100 Skyline College Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

BOO EventWith friends and family in attendance, 100 Skyline College students, 40 Cañada College students, and 30 CSM students were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for the fall 2014 semester. SMCCCD Trustee Tom Mohr attended the induction.

On November 14, Beta Theta Omicron hosted the Induction Ceremony for new members at Skyline College. It is the tradition of these three chapters to rotate hosting the induction. Howard Cannon, NASA Flight Director, gave the keynote address to introduce the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Study Topic, Frontiers and the Spirit of Exploration, to new members. Mr. Cannon talked about the nature of exploration and his lunar landing project. Professor and Phi Theta Kappa advisor, Paul Spakowski, called each inductee to the stage to sign the roster. Beta Theta Omicron President and 2014 International Distinguished Officer Jaimelynn Alvarez, swore in the 2014-15 officers for each chapter.

Did you know:*

  • A Phi Theta Kappa member is four times more likely to complete college than an average student.
  • A member is 44% more likely to complete when compared to students with similar GPAs (3.5 or higher).

*Data from National Center for Education Statistics Completion Survey for the Integrated Post and Secondary Education Surveys and National Student Clearinghouse Degree Completion/Transfer Verification.

Article by Christine Case | Photo by BΘO vice president Naing Min